Book & Lyrics by George G. King
Music & Lyrics by C. Michael Perry
(Perfect for Professional, Community, College/University, and Church groups.)
On the night of the great blizzard of 1953 a young couple find their way to the Herstoller Hotel, a mountain inn. She is pregnant. Their car has broken down just outside. They are looking for a room. The innkeeper’s wife is leaving; she has had it. As her husband enters they begin to air their personal laundry in front of these young strangers. But a busload of entertainers is on their way, and though the inn is all booked up––the beds aren’t made, yet! The wife leaves. The young couple is turned away. The daughter of the innkeeper, and her boyfriend, arrive. The innkeeper’s wife re-enters with the young couple in tow, and she needs a doctor–– right away. What no one in the play seems to realize is that they are all in the process of coming home.
© 2017 by George G. King and C. Michael Perry
Based on the sequel to Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”
Book, Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry
Jo and Professor Baher are set up at Plumfield, with a home and school for boys (and a girl or two). This musical is the story of the arrival of Nat and Dan from Boston. What they add to and how they affect and incite the others of the school becomes the center of the story.
Book and Lyrics by Sheila Rinear
Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry
LYRIC TO DANCING ON DADDY’S SHOES (first draft) © 2017 by C. Michael Perry
Life was the fantasy
Every little girl requires:
Pretty dresses and dances —
Just simple desires.
I followed every motion,
Like sailing on the ocean.
I felt it in my heart
The first moment I started
Dancing On Daddy’s Shoes.
Dance after dance
I was twirling all around the room
With an effortless grace, like a flower in bloom.
The faces flying by me,
While wondering just “why me?”
It’s silly to recall
I just seemed to be always
Dancing On Daddy’s Shoes
The world seemed to vanish while dancing.
New places were all so entrancing.
Every new dance was a chance for a kind of romance.
Funny how moments
Can turn the world right upside down.
And how time can erase
All the smiles with one frown.
With voices so confusing,
My vision kept refusing
The ending of the song;
Told me I was no longer
Dancing On Daddy’s Shoes.
© 2017 by C. Michael Perry ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Book by Elizabeth Hansen
Lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen & C. Michael Perry
Music Adapted from Mozart by C. Michael Perry
When you merge a French farce (THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE) and Mozart’s instrumental masterpieces, now rendered as Vocal music to drive the plot of a fantastically funny story, the result is a delightful operetta—or singspiel— that even Wolfgang himself had never imagined.
Angel — Historical Fiction of the Civil War. Based on a true story of a northern Lady and her family as they rescue a pair of Rebel soldiers from a New York Prison Camp only to find a very strange connection. (nearly finished)
Amcanico — A Retrospective of the Future Stories of the Children of the Apocalypse. Told from the viewpoint of the children of the future who live in squalor, degradation, depravity and uncertainty in single-child families, while their parents work too hard and die too young, leaving their children alone — all to support a government and its bureaucrats who claim authority and power for themselves — will startle and even enrage its readers. (getting there)
THE NIGHT SHIFT — Trenton Woolsey is a vampire — possessing a secret that he is totally unaware of — who chooses to: work the night shift at a burger joint turning raw, bloody meat into cooked meat, and make friends with humans.
The Valkyrie and The Watchers are two radically and fundamentally different covens of Vampires. But they both want only one thing: Trenton Woolsey.
The Valkyrie need him to reinforce their war against The Watchers — the Human Lovers. The Valkyrie are dedicated to the subjugation of Humans as a food source, their salvation in their elevation to Vampiredom, and the eradication of those who love and protect Humans. And The Watchers not only need Trenton, but cannot continue existing without him, because of his special, secret and manifest destiny. All of this is unknown to Trenton. While Human wars may come and go, the war of the Vampires has never been quelled, and seems, only now, to be truly escalating. (this is a tough one — but I’ll get it)
SWEETWATER SALVATION The story of Daniel Morgan, young man of 14, who struggled as a part of a Willie/Martin handcart company. His conversion to the gospel, and his travels and travails to Rocky Ridge are chronicled in this tale of faith and adventure.
This story is a fiction — a fantasy — based on the trials and experiences of the Willie/Martin Handcart companies that began forming in Liverpool, England in 1854 and traveled to Utah in 1856. Most of the participants came from England, but many were from Denmark. The family of the Morgans is a fiction but the events surrounding them are real and happened in England, onboard ship and in America as this family, and others, made their way to their Zion.
(I find that a lot of factual historical data is missing between Council Bluffs and Wyoming. I’ll have to dig it up. OR be brave and make it up.)
Additional Novels in the CHILDREN OF THE ORB series:
BOOK 9-Aydriel and the Golden Sceptre — Where does courage truly lie? The King of the Golden Mountain is found to be a threat to the Light and all it stands for. His Darkness has captured three of the Princess of the Realm of Caladon. This is the story of the third generation of Realmic heroes who step forward on thequest to rescure the princesses of Caladon: Aydriel, a Prince of Zanadon; Fandomir, The Captain of the Guards of Caladon; and Aralad, champion Archer and Huntsman of Panador. Aydriel give aid to a Gnome of the woods where the other three will not and the Gnome gives aid to the Quest of the three in the form of information and the solution of three riddles that they will be presented. For it is discovered that Hopmeer, the gnome, has escaped his imprisonment as a servant to the Dark King of the Golden Mountain. All goes well until the third princess cannot be rescued. An old enemy surfaces and the young men are threatened with utter destruction unless they can call upon some magical powers that none of them seem to possess.
BOOK 10-Nightbane: Dark Prince of Zanadon — What is our true nature? Where does action lead when reason flies away on the wings of doubt? There is resentment growing in the Realms of the Crystal Orb, now in it’s fourth generation since the Miracle of Mirador’s victory over the Dark. This resentment is against the Light, specifically at why some are born to magic and enchantment and why some are not. A former creature of the Dark, turned by Daniel and Miraden long ago, has risen to rule in Zanadon through his marriage to its heir. His allegiance is challenged and he finds himself, after decades of service to the Light, questioning his own choices. Then the Dark, long patient and waiting for just such a chance, pounces and Nightbane reverts to the killing creature he once was. Kingdoms are decimated by his rampages and people are frightened. They call upon Daniel and his Circle of Light; whose cause Nightbane used to serve willingly. The chase ensues, the confrontation is reached and the final outcome is in great doubt as the two former friends, Nightbane and Daniel, meet in battle.
BOOK 11-The Contest of the Kings — Do our origins determine what we do and whom we become? When heritage, the lineage of blood, is lost, to whom can a Kingdom turn? Having lost most of the heirs to many of its kingdoms, The Realms of the Crystal Orb, under the leadership of Daniel, The Miracle of Mirador, devise a way to replace the royal blood that was lost. A contest. A youth of familiar heritage, Altare, being a descendant of Daniel’s best friend, Elias, is found living in isolation. His sister, Morgare, seduced him and they bore a child, Moralt. He has been in hiding for the shame and anger of it all. But Daniel convinces him to compete. He has a birthright. Something to live up to. Lethlan, a discontented youth, torn from his family by the rampage of Nightbane, becomes a competitor, also. A unique friendship and bond develops between Altare and Lethlan, and they become almost like brothers. Even after Altare wins the competition and is made King in Mirador. The Gwynna enters the picture. Altare is in love. So is Lethlan. And the Darkness is aware of how it can influence and win the war: kidnap Lethlan and put a Changeling, or Doppelganger in his place.
BOOK 12-A Tryst in Tyme — Fidelity. Love. Friendship. Are they every what they have always seemed to be?
Is faithfulness, or even Faith, of value to us? The new Lethlan seduces Gwynna, now the wife of Altare. They are discovered and exiled, where they die. Altare marries again, to Elayne. He is killed in battle by his bastard son, Moralt. Elayne, orders the execution of Moralt and Morgare as Altare’s forces have won the battle. As Elayne cries over the loss of her husband, the real Lethlan returns, They marry. Elias, now embittered over the loss of his descendant, steals all the treasures of the Realms and hides them by altering the course of a river, then burying it in a splendid magic-made underground cavern, then returning the river to its course. Daniel confronts him and their friendship and brotherhood is tried and tested, until Elias vows to defeat Daniel and the Light.
BOOK 13-Daniel, Lord of Renewal — Light and Dark. How different are they when they have the same beginnings?
Where did it all begin? Where does it all end? This is the final battle and the story of what leads up to it. The Realms have been divided into camps, behind Daniel, the High King of the Realms and behind Elias, the King of the Outer Reaches. Former friends are now enemies. Realm against Realm, Brother versus brother, and outside influences, long felt but seldom seen, try to shift the tide as the Miracle of Mirador and his former best friend and brother, compete to destroy what the other now stands for. The Dark sits and watches and intervenes only to influence the outcome against Daniel and the Light. The scales are weighing heavily against the Light. Elias seems near victory when the Miracle of Mirador… Well, that would be giving it away wouldn’t it? Or would it?
BOOK 14-Histories of the Orb — A Companion Book — The rest of the story. A storybook containing [among other titles:] Miraden and the War of the Enchanters, The Birth of the Kings of the Crystal Orb, The Skwatwaela, Castal — The Boy Who Could Talk To The Sea, The Family and the Rostok, William of Waterside, The People of the Plains, Axengard: First Dwarf, Salah Tas: Land of the Elves, Dal and the Rise of the Dark)
These stories are from various times through the history of the Realms of the Crystal Orb. Some fill out the stories that have already been told, providing background and detailing characters or incidents not told so far in the Chronicles of the Realms. Others present new characters and peoples to our view and round out the stories we have come to know.
A New Stand-alone Sci-Fi
POD CITY OF PALAK III — the alternative title to this is “Paradise …Interrupted”. It tells the tale of a youth, seeming alone on a planet, in a garden of trees. All his needs are met, his life is one delightful adventure after another, constantly absorbing his environment, learning, growing — until the day a stranger arrives. [I have just begun this story that came to me in a dream.]